Friday, August 26, 2011

Holiday Mini Blog Hop

Hi all!  You've reached stop number 10 of 19 on the Stampin' Addicts 
Holiday Mini Blog Hop.  If you are traveling forward in the blog hop
you just came from Sarah's blog, Sarah's Ink Spot Blog
What she did with the Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit
from page 26 of the mini catalog is just awesome!

I am featuring the Frostwood Lodge designer series paper,
 at my stop on the hop.  I had fun finding creative ways
to feature the paper with bags, tags, bows, and more!

Here I used the patterns that featured the Garden Green
and Cherry Cobbler colors to created
a punched stocking banner to decorate a gift bag. 
Remember to reverse your paper in the punch (so they face 2 directions
to get a pair of stockings as I placed on the tag.
I handcut the tag and ran it through the Square Lattice
embossing folder.  I had to use that at least once! 
The sentiment is from the Christmas set, Many Merry Messages, in the Big Idea Book and Catalog.

Here are a few gift wrapped items with handmade bows.  The flower in front
was going to go inside a wreath frame but I didn't find one I liked. 
It would also look great on a gift bag or on top a present. 
It was so easy to make the medallion circle using the Simply Scored scoring tool 
that will be available to you September 1st.  I have used all the others
and really like this one best!

Last I have some ornaments.  Do you remember making
the accordion wing birds in grade school?  You fold and fold
then slide the wings through a slit in the body.  That's one I made. 
I used the bird from the SU punch, glued 2 together to make a sturdier body,  
scored the paper at 1/8" lines before folding back and forth. 
As I said earlier, it is soooo easy using the Simply Scored scoring tool!
I made one bird for each pattern of the paper.  I had these "trees"
in my craft room.  They had hanging crosses on them
that I gave to my friend Shelley.  They work great for ornaments.
The sentiment is from the Christmas set, Christmas Lodge, in the Holiday Mini

The other ornaments are hanging cones.  I used to have a set of birch bark cones
for the tree (I got the bark off a fallen dead tree, just so you know.) 
I loved them and the one pattern reminds me of that tree bark. 
So I made cones with 2 of the wood patterns. I used die cuts
from the Petal cone die and curled them into a cone.  Lots of sponging on these too!
I even found 2 old candy canes in the back
of the cookbook cupboard.  I will not be eating those!
The sentiment is from the Christmas set, Many Merry Messages, in the Big Idea Book and Catalog.

To learn how to make everything, sign up to be a blog follower, or check back
Monday for the how tos on the different projects I created. Next on the blog hop
is Tanya, her blog is Tinkerin in Ink with Tanya.  
She will be showing you projects made with the Christmas Lodge stamp set.

Happy stamping!
It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas, well at my house anyway!


Shelley Z said...

Fabulous projects! Yep, I got those crosses and have used about 1/2 of them!

Carmen said...

What fun projects!

Anonymous said...

Very cute projects! I especially like the little birds and think they'd be awesome ornaments for a Christmas tree.

Paula said...

Great projects Kim. My loathing of this paper has been well documented, but I do really like what you did with it here. Thanks for sharing it with us on the blog hop!

Mickey Roberts said...

Great variety of projects, Kim! Especially love the gift bag treatments.

lisa808 said...

tfs your great ideas. Love all the stockings on the gift bag.

Amy said...

Great ideas! Especially all the ideas with stockings--my favorite!

Adriana Benitez said...

So cute! My favorite is the gift bag with all the stockings - too fun!

Ekip2 said...

Fabulous projects! I found you from another blog on the blog hop - I definately will be back :) I adore your cute stocking banner - it makes the gift bag so cute - I can see it on a scrapbook page or a card - thanks for the inspiration.

Jackie L Watson said...

Cute, adorable projects! I love the use on the stocking on the bag. Oh so cute.

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Love your projects! I am stupid over that stocking punch and can't wait to get it! Really love the bows for your packages, never really thought of doing that with dsp!

WebDeb said...

Oooh -- I love the bow and medallion, but those "bark" cones are fab!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Love the ornaments--very creative!

Karen said...

I do remember making those little birds oh so many years ago! Thanks for refreshing my memory because I have everything I need to make some for this holiday season. Thanks for some cute ideas.

Angie (fingers inky girl) said...

Great projects Kim! Love what you did with this paper that I have had a HARD time using!!

Yapha said...

Fabulous projects! I just love that paper and you used it so well!

Lisa Young said...

What a wonderful idea to use paper stockings as a banner! Love the idea of the tree with all of the dsp ornaments.

Missi said...

Great stuff Kim! The little stocking banner is darling!

Carey said...

I adore everything you did. I love to wrap presents in a different way. I will definitely be making your bag with the Christmas stockings. Thanks for the inspiration.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy (the swap eating dog)

Betty said...

Fun stuff! Love all the bow ideas!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Very cute Kim! Love all these fun ideas!! Would be so much fun for Christmas decorations!!

Jen Timko said...

Wonderful ideas! Being a big fan of all bows, those are definitely my favorite!!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

SO Cute Kim! Love them all, but my favorite is the gift bag!!

Heidi Baks said...

Awesome ideas, Kim!

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